With seemingly never-ending views over the urban landscape that makes up Japan’s most modern capital, the Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills is the latest lifestyle boutique in Japan.
What does this mean? This stylish hotel brings a “smart-casual’ vibe to this otherwise traditional country. Finishings are exquisite (even the lift is stylish) and yet, typical to the Andaz brand, the hotel remains full of character and inviting. The fun starts as you whizz up to the 51st floor to check-in. From here you will be taken down a number of levels and to your incredibly spacious room.
Room foyers are polished stone, and once inside, you are met by the main bed made up with crisp white linens and which faces out to the enormous floor to ceiling window. A rather nifty grey sofa spans the window and is the perfect place to absorb the immense views. A wooden desk, a low table and a leather armchair also furnish the room. Mogss-colored carpeting which reminds me of a Zen garden covers the floor, while white wall panels evok traditional Japanese partition walls. The rooms at this Andaz are unique, sumptuous and very Japanese. From the elegant yellow umbrella to the traditional Japanese robes complete with sashes, and slippers, you can not miss the local influence in the room decor. The bathroom is equally stylish with a huge Japanese tub, big enough to fit the whole family.
The Andaz Tavern is the main venue for breakfast with soaring ceilings, immense views and wonderful sculptures of looping curlicues by the British artist Charlie Whinney. There is also a relaxed Tavern Lounge bar for relaxed drinks and live music. For something even more special, the Andaz offers the Rooftop bar with an outdoor terrace, where you can sit and knock back sake (or cocktails if you prefer!) looking down upon the glittering city.
Cool off In the AO spa occupying nearly 15,000 square feet on the 37th floor and overlooking the Imperial Palace. Then try out the 20m swimming pool . It feels like you are swiming in the sky!
Andaz Tokyo is a true five star luxury assault on the senses, the style, the scents, the art, the views, but crucially is relaxed. You are welcome to dress as stylishly as your surroundings but you will feel comfortable whether you do or whether you don’t.
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